Stakeholders in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) sector have decried federal government’s support for the use of kerosene, insisting that the government should remove subsidy on kerosene to discourage the use of the product as domestic fuel and encourage the use of LPG, popularly known as cooking gas. They also want the Federal Government to adopt the Indonesian model, where the government of that country switched over 56 million homes from the use of kerosene to the use of LPG within three years by giving out free packets of stoves and cylinders to households.
President of the Nigerian LPG Association, Mr. Dayo Adeshina told journalists in a joint press briefing with the Deputy President of the association, Mr. Nuhu Yakubu and other officials of the association that government’s support for the use of kerosene was a setback to the efforts by the various stakeholders to boost local consumption of LPG.
He noted that only five per cent of Nigeria’s 170 million population uses LPG, while 60 per cent uses firewood; 30 per cent uses kerosene; five per cent uses coal and declared that 100 per cent should use LPG. Read more